How Did It Get There? 65 Pound Turtle Found Moved to Norfolk Zoo

This was such a wild story!

June 17, 2020
kat simons

This was such a wild story!

"A 65-pound (29-kilogram) alligator snapping turtle with a face only its mother could love has found a new home at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk after freaking out residents in a northern Virginia suburb.

The turtle, dubbed Lord Fairfax, was repeatedly crossing a residential road in the Alexandria area, according to Fairfax County Police. Not native to the area, the alligator snapping turtle is generally found in the wild farther south."

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